Manhattan Magnificence

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The mere mention of the name William R. Eubanks conjures visions of sumptuous silks and damask, British and continental period antiques, gilt mirrors, French tapestries, and paintings by the Old Masters. His style is a fine marriage of both elegance and comfort, perfectly captured in magnificent Post-War Manhattan Pied-a-terre featured on the following pages. Incorporating European pieces with modern style and comfort in a setting that has views over-looking Central Park, William R. Eubanks and D. Mitchell Brown used breath-taking fabrics and furnishings to enhance their client’s impressive collection.

Gallery Hall
To add architectural detail to the interior, the designers worked with architect David Hotson who created detailed coffers to raise the ceiling height fro 8 to 10 feet and aligned the doorways to achieve the lengthened gallery effect. The patterned marble floors are made of Breccia Oniciata and Goldamara Gialla with Pietra di Eifoud Cabachons. And add to the seamless gallery hall that includes a pair of Therien Chests and a Regency chandelier from William R. Eubanks Antiques in Palm Beach. The Regency Bronze Medici Urns (page 53) are from the Malahide Castle in Dublin, Ireland.

Living Room
Both luxurious and inviting, the living room features a rose silk velvet loveseat from Cummings, Le Lievre lounge chairs and a beautiful 19th century bronze and marble cocktail table. All upholstery and draperies were custom made in the workrooms of William R. Eubanks.


A true master of fabric, Eubanks infuses each room with luxurious silk damask draperies and luscious velvet upholstery.


Master Suite
Eubanks imbued the master suite with luxurious silks and velvets in rich hues of rose and yellow mixed with soft pastels and silk Chinois accents. The Gilt Regence Mirror circa 1820 and Regency Chest circa 1740 are both from William R. Eubanks Antiques, Palm Beach. The custom millwork in the master suite was designed by Eubanks and Brown.

Terrace
The beautifully lush terrace overlooks Central Park with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline. Glass Baluster table by Quatrain; iron furniture by Gregorius Pineo; upholstery by Giati Outdoor Fabric.